Mar 202013
 

Welcome to our new blog, the KKOOM Connection. We will be blogging here to keep you informed about KKOOM’s work and and let you know about ways you can get involved in Korea, the US, and elsewhere. From time to time, we’ll also invite guests, like KKOOM volunteers and field experts, to post about topics relevant to our mission of improving the lives of Korean orphans through outreach and education.┬áThe blog’s primary author is Aimee Jachym, KKOOM’s co-founder and president.

Now here’s Aimee . . .


Host Families and Participants on Arrival Day (February 18, 2013)

Host Families and Participants on Arrival Day (February 18, 2013)

I couldn’t be happier to kick off the KKOOM Connection this week, coming just on the heels of a very successful ChicagoStay 2013. The five youth from a Korean orphanage who participated had a great time, and we were all impressed by their rendition of “Gangnam Style,” which is the first performance in this 20-min. clip of their KKOOM-Baya Concert performance, which was held on February 21, 2013 at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Lincoln Park, Chicago.

2013 KKOOM ChicagoStay: KKOOM-Baya Concert

While you’re at it, you should check out this “Gangnam Style” parody the same kids shot and edited. It features their “brothers and sisters” from the orphanage where they live in South Korea.

2013 KKOOM ChicagoStay: Emmanuel Style (Gangnam Style Parody)


I’ll write more about the ChicagoStay and future plans for KKOOM’s work in the United States in future posts. For now, it’s back to the books! Have to make sure that our budget is balanced so we can accomplish all we have planned for 2013! Thanks for reading! ~AJ

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